Definition of flattery
Examples of flattery in a sentence
He tried to win his teacher's favor with flattery.
<a talk show host who is known for charming her guests with disingenuous flattery>
Origin and Etymology of flattery
First Known Use: 14th century
FLATTERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of flattery for English Language Learners
: praise that is not sincere
FLATTERY Defined for Kids
Definition of flattery for Students
: praise that is not deserved or meant
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